How Do You Describe What We Do?

Last Update: January 08, 2019

I've been here on WA for about 3 1/2 months, working hard learning and writing for my site. But if casually asked by someone I just met, "What do you do?" I wouldn't know how to respond in a few words.

I'm not thinking about an "elevator speech" that describes my skills and their benefits. I'm wondering more about a brief title that clues people in about what I'm up to.

Everyone knows what a nurse, carpenter, or scientist is. Am I an internet marketer? (I hope not because it might seem as if I've just fallen off the turnip truck.) Am I a writer? A blogger? A niche site developer? An entrepreneur? All of the above? None of the above?

I'm curious about how others in the WA family describe what we do. I'm sure there are some great ideas out there. Please share!

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phil1944 Premium Featured Comment
I build websites designed to sell products I believe in.

When I make a sale, the product supplier pays me a commission.

It's called affiliate marketing.
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WendyMx Premium
Nice concise description, Phil. Thanks!
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mbouteiller Premium
I describe myself as an internet affiliate marketer. If they want more info which most of my friends and families do, I just say I have my own online business that I work on at home and during my travels.

Of course then... I can't stop talking about my business because I'm excited about it. I let them know it makes money for me while I sleep and I don't have to have any physical inventory.

It's not boasting about what I do, it's just the truth. They asked, I tell them.

They then say... 'oh really... must be nice...'...lol.

Monica
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WendyMx Premium
The work IS nice, especially the way you describe it! I love your upbeat energy and confidence about your business.
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mbouteiller Premium
I just love talking about my business... thank you for your comment back.
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Rene1931 Premium
I like your comments I will follow you
rene
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Rene,

Thank you and I'm following you now.

I wish you much success in your online business.

Monica
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BTakahata Premium
LOL
How did YOU read my mind???
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WendyMx Premium
Great minds think alike, I’d guess! 😂
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Bryanslife Premium
How about "Online Marketing Entrepreneur"
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WendyMx Premium
I like that the description is brief but covers a lot of ground. Thanks, Bryan!
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LarrySmith2 Premium
I just say I’m a entrepreneur lol:>)
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WendyMx Premium
Short and sweet. I like it! Thanks, Larry.
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mistswitch Premium
I say, "I'm a writer," or "I'm a content creator," because I feel that encompasses both what I'm doing with my WA site (writing informative posts that sometimes include affiliate links) and other freelance activities I do from home.
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WendyMx Premium
Those descriptions also resonate with me. Both are on point with what we do and are easily understood by other folks. Thanks, Ginger!
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wideman Premium
I would like to think we supply valuable information and answer the most asked questions to a particular group of people.
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WendyMx Premium
That shows a lot of insight into what we do in just a few words. Thanks. I'm going to remember that.
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lapointemari Premium
I identify myself as an entrepenur, when people ask "Yes, entrepenur, but what do you exactly do", you can respond by "Y'know Online Marketing affiliate?" They might know what you're talking about, if not, you can even introduce them to WA ;)
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Terand Premium
To add on. Provide them with your affiliate link, why not? Instead, you are helping them. :o)
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lapointemari Premium
Right! Win win
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WendyMx Premium
Great response, Maria. You can turn their question into an opportunity to share WA.
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Terand Premium
Hi Wendy, it does not matter. It's just a name or title. Businessman, Businesswoman, entrepreneurs, boss, freelancer, etc.
As long as you feel confident, just proudly tell them!
Wish you all the best to your success! :o)
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks, Terand. It's true that it's just a label. We can take charge and identify ourselves in any way we like.
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Terand Premium
Yes, Wendy! Do take care! :o)
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Glen B Premium
You could use several:

Online Marketer
Affiliate Marketer
Content Marketer

or

"I'm in marketing"

Any of these describe what you do. Then if they ask you can give them the long version.

- Glen B
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WendyMx Premium
A lot of great ideas in one response! I'll have to think about which like best. Thanks, Glen!
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Glen B Premium
Glad to help Wendy. The one that rings a bell with you is the one to use.

- Glen B
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EddySalomon Premium
Just say you're a blogger that helps people in your niche.
So for me I would say I was a blogger that blogged on how to find legit work at home and avoid scams.

People understand blogging more than internet marketing. And sometimes even when you explain what you do, they don't get it. They just assume anyone that works on the internet just builds site or is a graphic designer. lol
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WendyMx Premium
That works for me!
Thanks, Eddy with a y!
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EddySalomon Premium
No problem Wendy!
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